Hi, i have tried modeling a FE model of a piezoelectric actuator in d33 mode in ABAQUS and it worked correctly. But, when i m trying to model a piezoelectric sensor in d33 mode i m not getting desired results. For modeling the sensor, just to check that i m heading the correct way i used the same properties as that of the actuator. i have been through the abaqus user manuals just to know how abaqus approaches the problem but i am still stuck with the problem. Kindly help me... I can give the problem description if anybody needs it. Thanks in advance.